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California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour starting July 1, 2014 and up to $10 per hour by January 1, 2016 [SPACE] In July 2014, the minimum salary test for the Executive, Administrative, …

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Duran v. US Bank: Supreme Court Reverses Certification and Judgment for Employees, Sets Methods of Proof in Class Action Trials

The California Supreme Court this morning issued its decision in the much anticipated Duran v. US Bank, N.A. The decision reverses the judgment for the plaintiffs. The Court’s introduction reads as follows: We encounter here an exceedingly rare beast [in the Quintilone & Associates tried a class action last year is also rare]: a wage and hour class action that …

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The California Supreme Court Announces Big Brinker Decision for Employees

The California Supreme Court just announced a big class action employment decision in Brinker Rest. Corp. v. Superior Court. The decision clarifies some laws as they pertain to employers and employees, and sets forth a simple three part test for meal period compliance. The Court specifically held that employer satisfies [its meal period compliance] obligation if it (1) relieves its …

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The NLRB Holds that Class Action Waivers Violate NLRA

A big decision just hit the airwaves in the employment law world. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently announced its decision in D.R. Horton, Inc. In the case the NLRB considered whether an employer violates the NLRA when it requires employees to sign an agreement that precludes them from filing a class action addressing their wages, hours, or other working conditions against the employer. The Board found that such an agreement violates section 7 of the NLRA, which gives employees the right to engage in concerted activities for mutual aid or protection.

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